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    You're just plugging the rotating union into the...

    You're just plugging the rotating union into the vac hose? Is it fitted to the head-stock spindle or not?

    I had similar problems with a different brand, when I ran the vac pump too high and...
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    :whs: I reckon that's the way I'd first try......

    :whs:

    I reckon that's the way I'd first try... but you'd need a good drill press. Even a 0.2 mm variance in the drilling depths would be obvious and this is, after all, probably the most viewed...
  3. If you go this path, I strongly recommend that...

    If you go this path, I strongly recommend that you use dowels, battens or something similar as locators in the underside of the top and NOT "just resting on non-slip."

    'Tis one of the things that...
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    I love the design behind that idea for both the...

    I love the design behind that idea for both the simplicity and the compactness.

    You've certainly done the idea justice with your build. :2tsup:
  5. Thanks, Bob. For all the coin I've spent at...

    Thanks, Bob.

    For all the coin I've spent at Carbatech over the years, they'd dropped off my list lately. :doh:

    But it sounds like those are the ones I want... I don't mind paying extra for...
  6. On-line sourcing of suitable bin bags?

    So, my last DC bin bag has finally bitten the dust. Or should that be "been bitten by the dust"? :rolleyes:

    Anyways, I dropped in to where I bought the last batch (quite a few years ago) and...
  7. Good question. One I've never had answered,...

    Good question. One I've never had answered, apart from "don't worry about it."

    Besides harm to health, machining it can harm your machines if you're not careful.

    The blue paint is slightly...
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    I imagine that was one cranky piece of Blackbean?...

    I imagine that was one cranky piece of Blackbean?

    Very nice!
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    It depends on what finish I'm after, but I mainly...

    It depends on what finish I'm after, but I mainly use one of three finishes:

    EEE & Shellawax for a quick, easy and durable finish.
    Danish Oil for jobs where I can take the time and want a satin...
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    OK, that's a problem. A sagging infeed doesn't...

    OK, that's a problem.

    A sagging infeed doesn't necessarily make the machine unusable, but it would certainly not be a good 'first' jointer.

    There are workarounds which'd sorta get around the...
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    What sort of knife setting jig do you have for...

    What sort of knife setting jig do you have for it? Is it accurate and does it have micro-adjustment for each end of the knife being set?

    So long as the in-feed table is co-planar to the out-feed...
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    It's only true for petrol (and many gas) engines....

    It's only true for petrol (and many gas) engines. A diesel will quite happily keep ticking away...

    Furthermore... disconnecting and re-connecting the alternator while the engine is running...
  13. I suspect that to get the sharp angle you want...

    I suspect that to get the sharp angle you want you're going to have to look into steaming the splined end and splines before bending.

    Thinner splines may help, but you're still trying to put a...
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    Sorry, not enough information for an informative...

    Sorry, not enough information for an informative answer.


    One way of calculating it is to fill whatever mould you're going to cast it in with water, then gently lower the piece in, allowing...
  15. Nice assortment. May I ask whether she's a...

    Nice assortment.

    May I ask whether she's a spinner or felter?

    If a spinner, is she a knitter or weaver? (God have mercy on you if she's all of the above!)

    Just asking so we know whether we...
  16. That's pretty much exactly what I'd planned to...

    That's pretty much exactly what I'd planned to do! :2tsup:

    Acceptable margin of error for this'll be +/-0.5mm per hole, so plenty of wiggle room so long as I keep an eye out for additive errors...
  17. So, today I actually got around to the job. ...

    So, today I actually got around to the job. (Funny how seemingly minor events can really upset the apple cart. :rolleyes: )

    I simply hot-melt glued it to some known-squared stock and ran that...
  18. A riving knife should and would... but as Rod...

    A riving knife should and would... but as Rod said above: only if ya have one.
  19. Thank you, it looks like there's a few variants...

    Thank you, it looks like there's a few variants on the same principle.

    I'm intrigued by Auscab's spline idea... that could be very handy for other pieces I have in mind. :think:

    But time 'n...
  20. How to run a straight trench along a long dowel?

    As the title suggests, I need to run a straight trench along a 2m length of 18mm dowel. Ideally the trench will be 1/8" wide by 9mm deep; the 1/8" is dictated by the dimensions of other pieces to be...
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    Iron-on adhesive cloth tape? The stuff used to...

    Iron-on adhesive cloth tape? The stuff used to patch clothes?

    I've had a few unused, spare belts 'let go' on hot days. And iron-tape requires higher iron temps than I like to run my sanders at....
  22. Even if 'power' is your preference, your power...

    Even if 'power' is your preference, your power sander & power plane still wouldn't be up to the job.

    That's the domain of jointers... or in a pinch, a thicknesser with a jig. Good ones of which...
  23. It'd probably be a good idea to have another talk...

    It'd probably be a good idea to have another talk with your friend and find out more detail about just when - and over what sort of time period - the lid bowed.

    If the bend has been slowly...
  24. While recycled timber is often 'full of charm' it...

    While recycled timber is often 'full of charm' it is also often full of pitfalls (eg. hidden nails) or of an age to be difficult to work. To my mind, recycled timber is lovely stuff to use if you...
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    It's always nice to be able to clamp down to a...

    It's always nice to be able to clamp down to a top, even if you rarely use it.

    Personally, I'd leave around 4-5cm all around, including the back. That way I could pull the cabinet away from the...
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    Do you know the method for taping two thin panels...

    Do you know the method for taping two thin panels together?

    You could do something similar, except the tenons would make opening/closing the gap to apply glue awkward. I doubt you could 'open'...
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    Re the wood cracks: As you've oiled...

    Re the wood cracks:



    As you've oiled instead of gluing, I'd be inclined to grab a few tinted wax-sticks, find a colour to either blend in or highlight and fill the cracks with that.

    'Seals'...
  28. It looks to be only a cm or two thick? That...

    It looks to be only a cm or two thick?

    That may not be thick enough even for a platter if it has significant twist or warp. Depends on how much thickness is removed in flattening...

    Pieces...
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    I've also found that sandpaper wrapped around a...

    I've also found that sandpaper wrapped around a suitably sized plastic bottle (filled with water or compressed air) can be surprisingly effective for concave splines.
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    Either that or make a cotton/linen slip cover for...

    Either that or make a cotton/linen slip cover for it.

    How're your sewing skills? :D
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    Glad to see you worked it out! Always painful...

    Glad to see you worked it out! Always painful when you can't play with your toys because of little things like that.
  32. I'm assuming that the finish was applied either...

    I'm assuming that the finish was applied either before or quite shortly after fixing the panel?

    Perhaps it wouldn't have moved as much if you'd let the glue set first, then finished. Mind you,...
  33. Yeah, I think you're right. Tomorrow we're...

    Yeah, I think you're right.

    Tomorrow we're heading off on vacation so I'm guessing it's another job relegated to the back of the queue.

    Still, asking was worth a try, right? :rolleyes:
  34. Where to buy a Fret-saw handle local to Bathurst?

    As the title says, I'm looking for somewhere (localish to me, say around Bathurst region) I can wander into and purchase a fret-saw handle - a 5"er - as of, like, yesterday.

    I must've broken the...
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    :aro-u: This. If the wheels aren't co-planar...

    :aro-u: This.

    If the wheels aren't co-planar the blade can randomly 'belly out' to either side of true. Increasing tension can reduce the degree of wander, but won't eliminate it. Besides...
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    One of the first 'hobbies' I was introduced to in...

    One of the first 'hobbies' I was introduced to in Canada was axe-throwing, but at a more domestic level. The outlaws live in high, snowy country. [Cue: Duelling Banjos. :D]

    Since then I've...
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    Hmmm... correct me if I'm wrong, but you're...

    Hmmm... correct me if I'm wrong, but you're making the entire face from 8 triangular panels joined into an octagon?

    Alternating the panels 'ring up'/'ring down' (similar to the practice of...
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    The answer to your query is not quite as simple...

    The answer to your query is not quite as simple as the question first appears.

    Timber never really 'stops' moving, it will tend to react to any changes to humidity in it's environment. The older...
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    There's no need for a complicated stop/pawl,...

    There's no need for a complicated stop/pawl, really. And if the blade 'wanders' back 'n forth on the wheel (many do while still producing an acceptable cut) then there's no guarantee that you will...
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    When you inspect the blade, also look for stress...

    When you inspect the blade, also look for stress cracks in the gullet or near the tip of the tooth.

    Cracks in the gullet are pretty much asking for 'brown pants' moments in the near future. Best...
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    That depends. If all of your bands are going to...

    That depends. If all of your bands are going to be the same thickness, then I go that way for safety reasons. (I dislike having the offcut be 'trapped' unless it's clamped securely in some...
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    I should clarify: each cut does have to be as...

    I should clarify: each cut does have to be as wide as the insert you want to use for that cut, to keep any previously inserted bands aligned.

    eg. If you want to insert a 1cm band, you will need...
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    The easiest way is to make the inserts the...

    The easiest way is to make the inserts the thickness of the cut and only make the cuts partially way through so the blank stays together in one piece at all times.

    That has a degree of inbuilt...
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    BLO, while usually workable within 2-3 days,...

    BLO, while usually workable within 2-3 days, doesn't really dry properly for a month or two. In cooler climates this time span can stretch out to the best part of a year. DAMHIKT.

    Raw Linseed...
  45. There's nothing wrong with the way that bearing...

    There's nothing wrong with the way that bearing is mounted. :no:

    Mine - and many others - are exactly the same orientation, just in a commercially made mount.

    Under normal workloads the blade...
  46. I see only three possible problems. The top...

    I see only three possible problems.

    The top back bearing needs replacing. You really don't want those grooves worn into the rim even if it does spin freely. (I reckon it likely doesn't.) The top...
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    Cut away the damaged sections and glue in a...

    Cut away the damaged sections and glue in a replacement block. Cut your mortice into that.

    Pity the damage is on a visible face, but careful timber selection would make it less obvious. ...
  48. All cyclonic separators that I've come across...

    All cyclonic separators that I've come across rely, to a degree, on a drop in air pressure as well as centripetal force. I'd hazard a guess and say that this particular one relies more heavily than...
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    Get yourself a small, easily handled motor. ...

    Get yourself a small, easily handled motor. Could be off a sewing machine, could be just a complete old corded drill or even an angle grinder.

    Work out the speed of the motor, the speed you want...
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    That's looking good! Pity the barrels'll lower...

    That's looking good!

    Pity the barrels'll lower the standard. :rolleyes:
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